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Being Bess: On This Day in Elizabethan History: Queen Elizabeth I Delivers The Golden Speech

Being Bess: On This Day in Elizabethan History: Queen Elizabeth I Delivers The Golden Speech

Elizabeth I of England born: 1533; died: 1603 Even though past queens such as Empress Matilda, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I had all ruled England in their own right, Elizabeth was truly the first crowned queen to successfully rule with absolute power. She never married and has often been referred to as the “Virgin Queen.”

Elizabeth I of England born: 1533; died: 1603 Even though past queens such as Empress Matilda, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I had all ruled England in their own right, Elizabeth was truly the first crowned queen to successfully rule with absolute power. She never married and has often been referred to as the “Virgin Queen.”

Art detail Detail - Angels “Ghent Altarpiece” finished 1432, Jan van Eyck.

Art detail Detail - Angels “Ghent Altarpiece” finished 1432, Jan van Eyck.

Nicholas Hilliard portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (detail)

Nicholas Hilliard portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (detail)

yes!

yes!

Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind.

Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind.

... Cornell University Library ...

... Cornell University Library ...

A bookshop somewhere ...

A bookshop somewhere ...

i <3 virginia woolf

i <3 virginia woolf

i <3 virginia woolf

i <3 virginia woolf